NMDC Smart City moves leave vendors smarting

NMDC Smart City moves leave vendors smarting

New Delhi : Is the Kejriwal government in Delhi really for the common man, or not? The very flavour of Delhi is in the unorganised vending that takes place around Connaught Place, and what do we hear? Another attack on street vendors despite the protection of the Street Vending Act! The National Association of Street […]

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

Bhutan can Teach Bihar to spay Barking Strays

They move around in ferocious packs and sometimes scare the living daylights out of kids and older citizens! Towns like Patna with a formidable stray dog population should learn from Bhutan.  The Newsnet team trawled around the web to discover a dog magazine called The Bark! And we got our paws on this fascinating piece […]

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Last Saturday was International Menstrual Hygiene Day. How many of us would have thought there’s a whole international day to talk about something that guys would get real queasy about. Nothing much in the newspapers in Patna, we’re sure some women’s organisations somewhere in Bihar must have made a big deal about it. And they […]

Nepal ready to Energize investors

Nepal ready to Energize investors

Kathmandu: Nepal’s energy sector is open for business. That’s the message ! The Energy Development Council with the Investment Board of Nepal and the Ministry of Energy are organising the Nepal Power Investment Summit from May 31 to June 3. The entire energy sector of Nepal will convey the message to the world that Nepal […]

The cool kids are on Ethereum, says the Crunch

The cool kids are on Ethereum, says the Crunch

In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the Byzantine Generals Problem. For a time all was well. But then came wailing and gnashing of teeth and wearing of sackcloth. And […]

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

India is going solar, and at a good pace.  Punjab in North India has inaugurated what is possibly the world’s largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity. The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 […]

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

COLOMBO: Desperation in  Sri Lanka’s capital. People scrambling for rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts on Friday (May 20) to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo. Half a million people have fled their homes across the island. The heaviest rains in 25 years have pounded the island since a week now, sparking huge landslides that […]

No crime to report at this police station

No crime to report at this police station

At this span of time when a large number of rape cases are filed in our country there is a special police station at a very special place where not even a single case of rape has been filed since 23 years. This police station is situated 15 km away from the Indo-Pakistan border in […]

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

The easiest way of proving you are patriotic? Toss out your CFLs and other lights snd replace them with LED bulbs! Reember? Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January last year launched the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme, and described the shift to LED (light-emitting diode) as “an act of patriotism” and “social service” to save the […]

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Thirsty Latur gets water bill from Centre: a rupee a litre!

Weeks after the Indian Railways was praised for coming to the rescue of the thirsty people of Latur by dispatching a water train, guess what? The Railways has sent the drought-hit district a bill of Rs 2.16 crore for the service rendered. Latur District Collector Pandurang Pole said the bill arrived about ten days ago. […]

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

Patna Metro Rail: a reality in 2021?

It’s time to put the capital of Bihar on the ‘metro’ map of India. In about 6 years, if things go well, Patna residents will be travelling from Danapur towards Mithapur bus stand via Patna junction in about 20 minutes! A proposal to introduce rapid transport system in Patna is being sent to the central […]

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

Cocaine addicts may soon have a cure, as a team of Indian-American scientists has developed a vaccine to treat this addiction for the first time. The vaccine cures brain’s hyperactivity of drug addicted, especially cocaine addicted. So far, no vaccine or drug approved by the US Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is available to treat cocaine […]